9th - 10th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The reading comprehension passages below include ninth and tenth grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Please use any of the printable worksheets (you may duplicate them) in your classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to view details about the PDF and print or download to your computer.

Tension in The Pit and the Pendulum


Here’s a worksheet on how Poe’s uses structure to create tension in “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

Two Viewpoints: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865


In this worksheet, your student will compare the writings of Ulysses S. Grant with a painting of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House.

Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband


Go behind the scenes of the Continental Congress with this point of view worksheet on Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband, John.

Find the Meaning: JFK’s Inaugural Speech

Gr9-10_Kennedy Inaugural

In this worksheet, your student will determine the meaning of some phrases in President Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech.

Setting the Scene: Great Expectations


In this worksheet, your student will analyze the setting in a scene from Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

Slavery in the Constitution


Your student can compare different parts of the Constitution that relate to slavery.